Corporations Act 2001

CHAPTER 7 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS  

PART 7.9 - FINANCIAL PRODUCT DISCLOSURE AND OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO ISSUE, SALE AND PURCHASE OF FINANCIAL PRODUCTS  

Division 2 - Product Disclosure Statements  

Subdivision B - Requirement for a Product Disclosure Statement to be given  

SECTION 1012I   OBLIGATION TO GIVE EMPLOYER A PRODUCT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN RELATION TO CERTAIN SUPERANNUATION PRODUCTS AND RSA PRODUCTS  

1012I(1)   [ Disclosure Statement to employer - superannuation]  

At or before the time when a person (the applicant ) becomes a standard employer-sponsor of a superannuation entity, the person (the issuer ) who is to provide the superannuation products to the applicant's employees must give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement in accordance with this Division for each of those superannuation products.

1012I(2)   [ Disclosure Statement to employer - RSA product]  

If:


(a) a person (the applicant ) applies for the issue of an RSA product to the employee; and


(b) the applicant has not previously applied to the RSA provider for the issue to any employee of an RSA product of the same kind;

the person (the issuer ) who is to issue the RSA product to the employee must, at or before the time when the RSA product is issued to the employee, give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement in accordance with this Division for the RSA product.

1012I(2A)   [ Trustee under Pt 24 of SIS Act]  

If:


(a) a trustee (the applicant ), under Part 24 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 , applies on behalf of a person for the issue of an interest in a relevant superannuation entity; and


(b) the applicant has not previously applied under that Part for the issue of an interest in that entity on behalf of any person;

the person (the issuer ) who is to issue the interest to the person must, at or before the time when the interest is issued to the person, give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement in accordance with this Division for the interest.

1012I(2B)   [ Trustee under Pt 9 of RSA Act]  

If:


(a) a trustee (the applicant ), under Part 9 of the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 , applies on behalf of a person for the issue of an interest in a relevant superannuation entity; and


(b) the applicant has not previously applied under that Part for the issue of an interest in that entity on behalf of any person;

the person (the issuer ) who is to issue the interest to the person must, at or before the time when the interest is issued to the person, give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement in accordance with this Division for the interest.

1012I(3)   [ Employer in receipt of disclosure statement]  

The issuer does not have to give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement under subsection (1), (2), (2A) or (2B) for a financial product if:


(a) the applicant has already received a Product Disclosure Statement for that financial product that contains all of the information that the first-mentioned Product Disclosure Statement would be required to contain; or


(b) the issuer believes on reasonable grounds that paragraph (a) applies.

Note: Information in a Supplementary Product Disclosure Statement is taken to be contained in the Product Disclosure Statement it supplements (see section 1014D ).

1012I(4)   [ Exemption by regulation]  

The issuer need not give the applicant a Product Disclosure Statement under subsection (1), (2), (2A) or (2B) in the circumstances specified in the regulations.

1012I(5)   [ Terminology]  

In this section:


(a) terms used in subsection (1) that are defined for the purposes of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 have the same meanings as in that Act; and


(b) terms used in subsection (2) that are defined for the purposes of the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997 have the same meanings as in that Act; and


(c) relevant superannuation entity has the same meaning as in section 1016A of this Act.


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